Slavery, Homosexuality, Native Indians, Women’s suffrage, Holocaust these are horrible events in history that occurred to groups of people, that are still happening today. Have we made sufficient steps toward human rights ? We still have a disconnect, ignorance, today we need to get the facts, build our knowledge, and use it as our weapon to fight all the harmful laws being set in motion. Do not get distracted, or uninterested, we are suppose to be doing better now, and for generations that follow. Facts can not be ignored, nor the people taking stands throughout our history and today.
Slave trade has existed since the biblical times, and it still does all over the world, including Africa. America, Europe did not step foot in Africa and capture the natives, Africans already had its own people enslaved, it was a money making business, they sold their people to Europeans and America. America got a lot of free labor during slavery, it provided a tremendous amount of rapid development and growth for the U.S. African Americans were strategically bred to produce the toughest, strongest labor force workers. It is unreal to think of the different treatment African Americans experienced in the north of the U.S. verses the south. The 13th amendment was added in 1865 . Slavery was abolished however the blacks still had more freedom in the north and it depended on what state they lived in. The south had introduced the Black Codes during 1865 and then the Jim Crow Laws from 1876-1965, keeping blacks segregated from the rest of Americans. Human trafficking still exists today.
Homosexuality has existed for centuries. Gays , Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transgenders have been around a very long time, they did not just come out of no where. Genealogy, DNA , is a make up of where we come from through many centuries of our history.
Native Indians were the first to live in America. Eventually, the Europeans came over and settled over most of their land. Indians are an indigenous people that have been treated unjustly and have struggled within their own culture due to the stripping away of their society and heritage in America.
Women were not allowed to vote in America until 1920 when the 19th amendment was placed in the constitution. There are still a couple of countries where women are not allowed to vote, Saudi Arabia is one of them.
During the holocaust (1941) 5million to 6millon Jews were killed in Germany, and around Europe. It is astonishing the antisemitism strategy that Hitler orchestrated. Jews were living together with the German community and it all came to change. Jews were targeted by Nuremberg Laws, their rights taken away, eventually escalating to their lives. Genocide is still occurring today in countries.
Groups have been owned, oppressed, segregated, killed, for what? There has always been a group singled out and that should not be. We are all different, that has been a given for centuries, so why do we continue the battles with race, religion, gender, sexuality, when we all come from the same creation ? When will we start to care about the facts of our history, remembering them today, verses living a bigot, ignorant , misinformed life ? Make an informed decision, a stance on the facts, the root of its origin.
They say evil has to exist to balance the good. Which is worse ignorance or evil? People have always fought for each other, or causes, except not enough in numbers.